Trick or treat! These adorably costumed creatures seem to be rather excited for Halloween. Their outfits are more likely to cause shrieks of joy than screams of terror, but all of them deserve animal-friendly treats for their impressive efforts at being spectacularly spooky.

Normally we’d say the old-sheet-with-holes ghost costume is a lazy option for Halloween, but the expectant look on this pooch’s face shows he tried really hard. Good job, buddy.

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If pugs could fly, this little one would be nailing it.

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Witch’s cat? Too easy! This fanged feline would rather flutter through the night as an honorary bat.

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Headless dogmen rely on their trusty steeds to terrorise their victims with snuggles and face licks.

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Fluffy the three-headed dog: less effective at guarding trapdoors when he’s spotted a squirrel.

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‘I find your lack of treats disturbing.’

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Who said furry animals get to have all the fun? This bearded dragon is acing Halloween in his pumpkin get-up.

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Cuter than the average dark lord, perhaps, but this kitty is definitely plotting something sinister.

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This eager dog’s scuttling spider costume ends up frightening the bejeezus out of innocent pedestrians, with hilarious consequences.

Need a ride to the afterlife? This friendly skeleton horse can help.

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Count Hogular is less about sucking blood, more about sucking up bugs.

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The Ghostbusters probably won’t have much trouble with this one.

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‘Am I scary yet?’

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When nobody believes that your great great grandpa was actually a ferocious lion.

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Greedy pumpkin munchkin has decided he’d rather be hand fed his favourite snacks than bother with all that unnecessary door knocking.

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You don’t want to be up against this guy in the Grand National.

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One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five six, grab your carrot sticks.

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First prize for creative costume idea goes to… this dog!

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It’s hard enough being a Basset Hound and looking sad all the time without the extra hassle of a big, stabby knife through your head.

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CATZILLA’S COMING! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

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And finally, the scariest of the lot…

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…Miley Cyrus.

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